Carol C. // New York
A Breathtaking Experience!
Sababu provided us an unforgettable and beautiful experience that we'll be telling our friends and family about for years. Our guide and driver Robert, was so experienced (near 20 years of guiding) was able to find us some beautiful views of animals and nature that you can't find anywhere else in the world. The driving was excellent and we never felt uncomfortable. Robert was so knowledgeable and gave us endless facts about both fauna and flora. He also threw in some other facts about Tanzania and its history which was refreshing. We loved all the lodges we stayed at. Although we left early in the morning, Robert gave us plenty of time to enjoy the lodges and their activities/amenities in the evening. We appreciated him giving us some space to relax and experience things on our own after a long day.
We drove around at the end of a drive through various Maasai villages on the search for areas without any solar power / lighting. Once we found one, we stopped by and Robert explained to them that we were donating solar lights to the homes. We got to meet and hang out with locals. I had such an incredible time with the children - even without communication. I really appreciated Sababu's efforts in giving back to communities who need it most. So many times we experience cultures from afar and don't have much true interaction with locals, especially on guided tours, but this was a completely different experience.
The entire experience was organized and we felt confident in booking with Sababu. Thank you everyone again for making our first safari a one to remember!
Corey S. // ILLINOIS
Trip of a Lifetime!
We have been dreaming about going on an African safari for many years so we wanted to make sure that we went with a trustworthy company. After searching long and carefully we eventually found Sababu Safaris, and boy did we make the right decision! As soon as we got to Kilimanjaro airport we were met by a visa representative who was right at the door with a sign with our name on it. He helped us with the visa process and then led us to meet Robert. The next day we started our safari at Tarangire National Park and then went on to see Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park. The accommodations Denise had chosen for us were out of this world! We saw soo many different kinds of animals including the Big 5, but the highlight was the birth of a wildebeest calf we were able to witness toward the end of our safari! It was unbelievable!! Robert is so knowledgeable, kind and patient, and he truly cares about the animals and nature which he calls his home.
There were no hiccups at any point during the planning phase or the actual trip, and we can wholeheartedly say that it was PERFECT - we would not have changed a thing! We're actually planning to come back to Tanzania next year and bring more friends this time - and it will definitely be with Sababu Safaris! Thank you, Denise and Robert, for making our first African safari an experience we will never forget!
Sadie P. // HAWAII
An excellent choice!
We had the best time with Sababu Safaris. Our guide Modi and tour organizer Denise went above and beyond for this trip. The accommodation was amazing! Modi is very knowledgeable about the wildlife and we were able to see a lot of animals! We are using Sababu for our next safari!
Steve O. // CALIFORNIA
Highly recommend for African Safari!
My wife and I trusted Sababu Safaris in planning our honeymoon trip to Tanzania this December and we couldn't have been happier with that decision. From the moment we made our choice that we wanted to go to Africa and have Sababu plan our trip Denise was there every step of the way answering any and all questions we had. Denise and her team are very knowledgeable and can tailor your trip to your liking. Having never been to Africa we relied heavily on Denise to plan our trip and make suggestions and she and her team put a wonderful itinerary together for us. From the moment we landed until the day we left every detail (lodging, transportation, meals, tours, etc) was pre-planned and organized for us. Our safari guide, Modi, was top-notch and and was a pleasure to spend time with during our two-week trip. He was very knowledgeable on the wildlife and had an uncanny ability to always be in the right spot at the right time. We saw all of the wildlife we hoped to see and more!!! In the end, if you are planning an African safari I'd highly recommend using Sababu to plan your trip...you won't be disappointed!
Robyn L. // COLORADO
An experience you won’t forget!
I recently completed a solo 7-day safari with Sababu Safaris and every aspect of the trip was a life-changing experience. From the first moment I talked with them about planing through ending my trip, I was so impressed by their knowledge, their passion, their consideration for their guests, the parks and the animals. I had a smile on my face for the entire trip and I learned so much about the animals, the people of Tanzania and the people that make-up Sababu Safaris. I am already planning my return safari with the hopes of bringing many of my family members to share the experience with me. Thank you Sababu Safaris for enriching my travels and my life so profoundly!
Anina M. // New Jersey
One of the best decisions I’ve made in my life!
As a solo traveler I was having a difficult time finding a tour company that was trustworthy, in budget, and offered a real Tanzanian experience. As I was about to give up on my search, I came across Sababu Safari's on Instagram and from the second I contacted Sababu I knew this was the RIGHT fit!
It truly was one of the best decisions I've ever made in my life. Sababu does an AMAZING job of creating your dream itinerary whether that includes safaris, school visits, and local experiences. Two highlights for me were Tarangire National Park and Amini Maasai Lodge. Their knowledge and partnerships with hotels and local organizations in Tanzania makes the trip feel so special!
What I love most about Sababu is that they truly provide an experience of traveling with PURPOSE. I got to explore the local communities, give the Gift of Light to a random family along our journey (Definitely recommend **ask Denise about it!) and see the country for all its beauty. In terms of safety, I always felt super safe, and the lodges selected were excellent. My guide, Robert, has been a guide for over 15 years and is very knowledgeable on the region, and I got to learn so much because of him, we shared stories for hours!
If you want a personal, interactive, and local experience of Tanzania you need to use Sababu! They will not disappoint and will make sure you have an amazing experience. I'm so thankful for the trip Denise and Robert designed for me! I cannot thank Sababu enough! Denise & Robert, THANK YOU. I will be back soon, 2020!
Megan B. // California
Our 10 day safari with Sababu Safaris was the experience of a lifetime! Denise and Robert exceeded every expectation and they are absolutely wonderful to work with! There are a lot of safari companies out there but we decided to go with them because from planning, to booking, to actually being on the safari and out in the bush, both Denise and Robert were always available, extremely helpful and quickly attended to all our needs. And you could tell how passionate they are about what they do! Denise helped us make the most of our budget and plan our route, providing us with all the details about our options and giving her recommendation on what would be the best use of our time.
The safari itself was such a magical experience and something we will never forget-- we stayed at the most outstanding properties with breathtaking views and first class service. We even had elephants coming up to the water hole at one of the camps! We started at Tarangire, saw Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti. I want to give a big shoutout to our tremendous safari guide Modi who became our friend by the first day of our trip. We were so fortunate to have him as our guide - he was warm, friendly and funny, and he could spot an animal from a million miles away!! He made sure that we saw the Big 5 - we encountered countless lions, hippos, elephants, giraffes, and even a black rhino in Ngorongoro Crater...you name it! He had so many stories to tell and we had a blast with him! I will never understand how he finds his way through the most remote wilderness without getting lost...
One of the other reasons we chose Sababu Safaris was because, as a nurse, I'm passionate about giving back. Being able to do that while exploring Tanzania and being on safari made the trip for me. For our "Sababu" we spent an afternoon at a children's home that takes care of kids before, during and after surgery -- an experience I'll forever cherish. We're actually hoping to work with Sababu Safaris in the future to raise some funds for the children we met. I can't say enough good things about Sababu Safaris and hopefully we'll be able to book a return safari with them someday soon! We couldn't have imagined a better trip - THANK YOU Denise, Robert, and Modi!
Sarah W. // New York
Our amazing safari with Sababu Safaris!
WOW. What can I say? This was the trip.of.a.lifetime! My husband and I decided to do our wedding anniversary in Tanzania and went with Sababu Safaris after contacting a number of Tanzania-based tour operators. Working with them from start to finish in planning our 8-day safari was a breeze. Denise was quick to respond and very attentive. She explained everything there is to know about the national parks and places to go and stay - I don't think there was anything she could not arrange for us. Tanzania itself is beauty encapsulated, however, the attention and care that our guide Modi provided was beyond exceptional. He is a walking encyclopedia and always went the extra mile to make sure we had the most exclusive animal sightings. Seeing the animals up close in their true, natural habitat and experiencing the beauty of Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti was a dream come true!
What made our safari super special was when we stopped at a Maasai village to give a family a solar light. This wasn't something staged, Modi just chose a village that looked like it didn't have any sources of electricity, and after he explained to the elders why we were there we were welcomed into their home. Seeing their faces when we turned the light on in one of their huts gave me goosebumps!
I have never had any other experiences with other safari companies, but I would book with Sababu Safaris over and over if we had the time and money for it, and I have already recommended them to family and friends! What I loved most is how they give back to the local community - something you can tell they care deeply about. Where else would I want to spend my money? You literally see firsthand exactly where your money is going and what difference it makes. So if you are interested in visiting Tanzania - Sababu Safaris is the way to go!
Our anniversary was truly a trip we will never forget. We were so sad to leave! Asante sana, Sababu Safaris!!